Whatever the day, whether team building event for ten or corporate fundraising for 10 hundred, you’ve got a lot riding on this event (not least of which is your reputation). For those who have ever spearheaded an evening that fell flat (complete with Dad-vibe DJ, painfully unfunny comedians or off-key party singers), they’ll know that failure is not an option.
Moral of the story? You need a superstar corporate event organiser in your life. But with so many around, each claiming to be “industry-leading”, with a fabulous “track-record”, how can you know who to trust? The answer, it seems, is to be shrewder than Alan Sugar when doing the hiring – and for that, you need to know exactly what you should be looking for.
Exceptional People Skills
Your corporate event organiser is going to be working with A LOT of people – from venue owners, to entertainers and caterers – they have to be a people person. They instruct without causing friction, and they naturally know how to get the best out of people. They could have wrote the book on How to Win Friends and Influence People, but they were too busy planning the next breath-taking corporate shin-dig.
In the world of events, anything and everything can change on the turn of a dime. So organising an event that delivers the outcomes you want, demands a back-up plan to a back-up plan, as well as complete flexibility to face unplanned situations head on. Our top tip? Ask your potential event organiser about whether they have a contingency plan, or what they’d do if there was a last-minute supplier let down.
Copious Amounts of Creativity
A good corporate event organiser offers up original ideas. A great corporate event organiser will tailor those ideas around your exact goals – be it teambuilding, fundraising or a good-old fashioned company knees up. Key giveaways for this characteristic include immediate problem-solving and a portfolio of events that are unlike the line-up suggested by other event companies.
Unfailing Passion and Enthusiasm
A true corporate event organiser pro knows nothing about the Monday blues. From your initial chat, right through to the close of the day, their passion and enthusiasm is infectious.We proudly count experienced corporate event organisers among the Accolade team. From making your CEO feel just like Colombo during a murder mystery, to ensuring your teams get their 007 on over an evening of Casino playing. Ready to meet your corporate event organiser? Here’s their number – 0800 083 1172.